John 15:18-27. We all understand that we’re persecuted because we’re in Jesus. But what you don’t often hear mentioned, is that when Jesus spoke here about persecution from the God-hating “world,” followers of rabbinic Judaism are the only people-group that Jesus specifically alluded to as these God-hating people.

18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but…